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Poster: klewsew Date: Sep 14, 2011 7:04pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Poor quality

You must be very young! These programs are in black and white. That alone should tell you the state of the art back then. You cannot equate the technology then with now. Many were recorded as kinescopes which were actually film recordings. Add years of decay due to no one caring if they
were ever seen again. There are numerous other deteriorative effects before they get to your screen. Especially if you have a BIG screen.
Too many people come to this site expecting TV and movies to look like present day HD. You are watching the history of TV and movies. Think about the fact that you can download from this site, media going back to the actual beginning of movies and TV!
Of course if you want to spend a gazillion dollars restoring media on this site, we all say, GO FOR IT!

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Sep 14, 2011 7:49pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Poor quality

....but quite a few of these shows mentioned by the OP are from badly worn-out tapes and then badly encoded...of shows that weren't done on tape to begin with.

Mind you, over the years I've done plenty of shoddy sub-par uploads myself (including many in the much-feared 512kb MPEG4), so I guess I shouldn't complain about other peoples shoddy uploads....

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Sep 15, 2011 2:53pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Poor quality

Sedona, it has nothing to do with the age. It's simply that some people perfer higher quality and are extremely picky when it comes to the quality of the picture. I'm 23 years old and quality of a picture is absolutely meaningless to me.